youth art month

The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K-12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.

Submit Student Artwork

"yam flag"

Elk River High School

2023 Youth Art Month Theme

"Your art, your voice"


  • Submissions due: March 10, 2023
  • The show will be on display in the Rotunda at the MN State Capitol March 20 - April 1 with a closing reception on April 1 from 11-1 (The Capitol is closed on Sundays)
  • There are 3 ways you get get your physical work in the show:
  • MAIL: by March 10th to Tiffany Erie, 1801 9th Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • DROP OFF: by March 17th with one of the following board members, click on their name to connect via email about the best drop off location
  • Tiffany Erie (SE MN)
  • Jeff Pridie (East Central MN)
    Stillwater High School
    523 Marsh St W
    Stillwater, MN 55082
    Front Office drop off
  • Laura Anton (NE Metro)
    Forest Lake Area Community School
    Door #1
  • Heidi Miller (Metro)
  • DELIVER: to the Capitol during setup on March 18th from 10 am -11:00 am
  • Artwork limits:
  • 2D only, must be matted, no glass, no larger than 18" x 24", we will provide labels
  • current AEM members: elementary teachers 6 works of art, middle school teachers 4 works of art, high school teachers 3 works of art
  • non-members can submit up to 3 student works total for a $10 fee.
  • Please send a check written to Art Educators of MN with your name and school in the memo to:
    Art Educators of Minnesota
    C/0 Jeff Pridie, Treasurer
    1736 Southwind Ln
    Maplewood MN 55109

"Forest landscape"

8th Grade

2023 flag design competition

Students who received 1st place for their flag designs in elementary (k-5), middle level (6-8), and high school (9-12), each will receive a flag to keep. The 1st place HS flag will be sent to the National Art Education Association Convention. All three 1st place designs will be used to promote Youth Art Month through social media and will be on display at the state capitol March 18-April 1.

2022 Winning Flag Designs Press Release


Rosemount High School


  • Submissions due: January 17th, 2023
  • Judging will take place the week of January 23rd. Results will be announced the week of January 30th.
  • Artwork limits:
  • Current AEM members - high school, 4 student works - middle school, 5 student works - elementary, 6 student works
  • Non-members - up to 3 student works total for a $10 fee
View 2022 YAM Exhibit